The Computerized Accounting Technology Program | Harris School of Business

The Computerized Accounting Technology Program

If you like to work with computers and you are good with numbers, you should consider pursuing a certificate in Computerized Accounting Technology. This intensive program will prepare you for a number of jobs, including accounting, auditing, and collections clerk, as well as bookkeeper. Every company, large or small, needs skilled employees to help run the financial side of their business. And in today’s digital world, you need the right kind of career training to work with automated systems used in accounting. With real-world training from Harris School of Business in this field, you can earn the necessary skills to work with the latest accounting systems.

The Computerized Accounting Technology Program at Harris School

As organizations continue to computerize their financial records, many bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks use specialized accounting software, spreadsheets, and databases. At Harris School of Business, you will learn about how accounting relates to your future career options. You will learn accounting terminology, understand accounting concepts, principles, and practices, and learn how to apply accounting procedures. You will learn how to prepare and process financial data for computerized accounting systems, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, inventory, payroll, purchasing, and spreadsheets.

Coursework in this program includes accounting principles, along with computerized accounting, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Students also develop knowledge of payroll procedures, business communications, math problem-solving, data entry, keyboarding and general office procedures in order to have the ability to perform computerized bookkeeping and/or accounting functions in a wide variety of settings.

Consider a career in Computerized Accounting Technology

Learn about what you will do on the job, employment outlook, and salary trends.

Sample Harris School Courses

Read about the classes you will enroll in, what they cover, and how they prepare you for your new career.

Placement Services

Once you are ready to start your new career, we’ll be there with you every step of the way, from resume, to job search, to interview.


Success Story

Michael Spencer CAT


Name: Michael Spencer
Program: Computerized Accounting Technology
Campus: Harris School/Cherry Hill

”Harris taught me well. I did all my homework and took this opportunity seriously. Harris School and their staff gave me the tools to change my life and I did."


During my six months at Harris, they taught me everything. They explained debits & credits. They taught me computer skills, typing, filing, how businesses function, payroll & tax skills, how to conduct yourself in the workplace, and most importantly, how to get a job. We even had a mock interview process. I learned so much at Harris. The teachers were professional & knowledgeable.

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All in a Day's Work

As an accounting clerk or bookkeeper, you won’t have time to get bored. In addition to mastering numerous skills, you will need to learn how to prioritize your daily tasks. During a typical day, you might:

  • Post transaction details
  • Total accounts
  • Compute interest charges
  • Monitor loans and accounts to verify payments are up to date
  • Total, balance, and reconcile billing vouchers
  • Ensure data accuracy on accounts
  • Code documents

Most clerks now enter information from receipts or bills into computers, and the information is then stored electronically. The widespread use of computers also has enabled bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks to take on additional responsibilities, such as payroll, procurement, and billing.